Workshops

F3 Workshops, in-service, and professional development: designed to meet your needs.

Throughout the state, districts are re-organizing due to the severe budget cuts which triggered layoffs, retirements, and reassignments.  Is your administrative team and support staff properly trained for new assignments?   

F3 is committed to assist you by offering workshops that meet your professional development needs. Please contact our firm if you are interested in becoming a "host" site for legal briefings or presentations, which can be offered to your cabinet/staff and your neighboring districts’ staff.  F3 will customize professional development materials to meet your needs. 

Below is a partial list from which to choose. This list represents our most popular client workshops. Please contact us to create a presentation for your staff development needs.  


Business, Facilities, & Real Estate – Go Green!

  • Charter Schools Facilities
  • Generating Revenue Through Use & Disposal Of Surplus Property
  • Going Green: From Solar & Wind To Energy Audits, Tips For Issuing & Evaluating RFP's For Energy Savings
  • Going Green To Save Green
  • Green Construction: Public Schools Are Leading The Way
  • Innovations In Sustainable Construction
  • RDA Funds: Is Your District Getting Its Fair Share From Redevelopment Projects
  • Shedding Light On Solar: Energy Savings Agreements


    Charter School

      • Charter School Oversight & Collective Bargaining
      • Prop 39 & Charter Schools: The Facilities Factor
      • Charter Schools: A Guide From Petition To Renewal Or Revocation
      • Coping With Charters: What Are Our Options?
      • Creating A Charter School


      Governance

        • A Board Member’s Guide To Special Education
        • Board Member Collaboration & Responsibilities
        • Board President’s Workshop & Institute For New Board Members
        • Brown Acts Basics
        • Brown Act Basics - Critical Skills For Executive Assistants
        • Conflict Of Interest: Navigating Through The Maze
        • Effective Governance Workshop
        • Fiduciary Responsibilities Of The School Board
        • Managing Legal Resources – Effective & Efficient Use Of Your Legal Team
        • Real Trouble From The Virtual World: E-Mail, Document Retention, The Public Records Act, The Brown Act, & New Issues In Technology
        • Robert’s Rules Of Order: A Guide To Parliamentary Procedure
        • The Board’s Role In Negotiations


        Labor & Employment

        • Accommodating Employees, ADA, FEHA, & CFRA
        • Administrator Contracts: What You Need To Know
        • Can Tenured Teachers Be Terminated?
        • Can You Talk To Your Own Employees? Communications During Labor Negotiations
        • Certificated & Classified Layoffs
        • Certificated Employee Dismissal
        • Collapsed Categorical & The Negotiating Table
        • Computer Use Policies
        • Contracts & Student Achievement: How Can Districts Negotiate With Unions To Move Out Of Program Improvement?
        • Dealing With & Documenting Problem Employees
        • Dealing With Concerted Activities
        • Do's & Don'ts For CBO Contracts
        • Effective & Safe Hiring  Practices
        • Employee Evaluation & Discipline
        • Employee Leave Rights, Teacher Transfer & Administrator Re-Assignment
        • Employee Status And Discipline
        • Employment Discrimination
        • Fundamentals Of Collective Bargaining, Impasse & Factfinding
        • Interest Based Bargaining
        • Maintaining Positive Relations During Negotiations
        • Navigating The Maze Of Leave Rights
        • Negotiating Salary Formulas & Health Benefits
        • No Child Left Behind
        • Non-Reelection Of Probationary Employees
        • Preventing & Correcting Sexual Harassment
        • Release & Reassignment Of Administrators
        • Rights Of Expression: First Amendment Rights Of Employees
        • Safeguarding Your District: The Evidence-Based Model For Conducting Internal Investigations
        • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Religion In The Workplace
        • Special Education & Human Resources
        • Superintendent Contracts
        • Teacher Evaluation & Discipline
        • Techniques In Personnel Administration
        • The Extreme Employee
        • When & How To Conduct A Sexual Harassment Investigation


          Litigation

            • Document Production In Response To Discovery & Subpoenas
            • Electronic Discovery
            • Evaluating Settlement Potential & Your Alternative Dispute Resolution Options
            • From Personal Injury To Claims To Contract Disagreements, Litigation Often Costs Districts Much More Than Necessary


            Special Education

              • A Guide To Developing Legally Compliant IEPs
              • All About Assessments
              • Alternative Dispute Resolution In Special Education
              • Autism – Legal Update
              • Behavior: Out Of The Shadows & Onto The IEP
              • Considering Parent Claims For Attorney Fees & Costs
              • Data Collection & The Emerging Legal Standards Of FAPE
              • Developing Needs Based IEPs
              • Don’t Call It Summer School! Exploring ESY
              • Everything You Want To Know About Student Residency
              • FAPE & The Written Offer Of Placement
              • General Education Teacher’s Role In Special Education
              • Getting Along With Parents & Not Breaking The Bank
              • Grading Disabled Students
              • Hiring & Training Special Education Aides
              • How Do I Prevent Or Deal With Disability Harassment/Discrimination?
              • IEP Meetings: A Step By Step Guide To Effectively Managing Difficult IEP Meetings
              • Juvenile Court Involvement & Special Education
              • Lanterman Act & Regional Centers
              • Legally Defensible Psycho-Educational Assessment Reports
              • LRE & Parent Participation In The IEP Process
              • No Child Left Behind: Are We There Yet?
              • OT, PT, & APE Services
              • Parent Consent: When Do You Need It?   
              • Preschool: Transition From Part C To Part B
              • Preserving Special Education Resources & Exiting Students
              • Prior Written Notice
              • Removing Dangerous Special Education Students From Campus
              • Response To Intervention
              • Section 504: From Discrimination To Discipline
              • Senior Year & Beyond – Transition Planning Under The IDEA
              • Settlements – You Can Buy The Peace
              • Special Education & Human Resources
              • Special Education & Section 504: Legal Basics For Administrators
              • Special Education Disputes: An Administrator’s Guide To Making Difficult Decisions
              • Special Education Eligibility
              • Special Education Discipline
              • Speech & Language Impairment, Eligibility & English Language Learners
              • Survival Guide For Difficult IEPs For OT, PT  & APE Personnel
              • Survival Guide For Difficult IEPs For Speech & Language Personnel
              • The Role Of The General Education Teacher In The IEP Process
              • Transportation Obligations Under IDEA & Section 504
              • Uniform Standards & Individualized Special Education: How To Make Them Both Work
              • What Every Administrator Needs To Know About Special Education
              • What Every Special Education Teacher Needs To Know About Special Education
              • Writing Defensible Assessments Reports
              • Writing IEP Team Meeting Notes


              Student

              • Medication Issues
              • Contagious, Infectious & Communicable Diseases
              • Custody Issues
              • Cyber Bullying: Responding To Student Misconduct In The Virtual World
              • Discipline & Non-Discrimination In The Classroom
              • Expulsion Hearing's Proving The Case
              • Pupil Records: What Are They & Who Can See Them?
              • Raced Based Admissions   
              • Student Discipline: Suspension & Expulsion
              • Student Rights
              • Student Search & Seizure
              • Student Speech & Religious Expression
              • Student Supervision & Liability
              • Student-To-Student Sexual Harassment

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